Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:34am

(KENT, OH – March 25, 2021) Kent State University Libraries proudly announces that Library Director Mary Hricko, Ph.D., of the Kent State Geauga Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center, recently received a Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors (COBAA) Grant for $1002. The grant, which is sponsored by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and awarded by the State Library of Ohio, provides federal funding to expand collection development of books about Ohio and written by Ohio authors.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 2:56pm

Thanks to the renewal of their key funding grant, LaunchNET Kent State will continue to
inspire the entrepreneur mindset and support innovative thinkers across the Kent State
University community. Burton D. Morgan Foundation announced an award of up to
$350,000 will be granted to support the LaunchNET initiative at Kent State University
through June 2023.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 3:26pm

COVID-19 has come with its fair share of obstacles, especially for students. Luckily, for Kent State University students, access to computer software is not one of them.

Students can now access an on-campus computer lab remotely using the Kent State Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 3:31pm

To celebrate Constitution Day, Kent State University Libraries is offering a virtual screening of the documentary And She Could Be Next. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include the filmmakers, Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda, as well as Kent State faculty members Denise Harrison, Joycelyn Harrison, Ph.D. and Janine Tiffe, Ph.D. This film provides a great opportunity to not only explore our democracy, but also to underscore the importance of voting. 

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:53am

In the midst of an already-unique season of changes, LaunchNET Kent State is excited to start the Fall semester with an office relocation to the new Design Innovation Hub.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 9:57am

Curbside Pickup is Kent State University Libraries’ new contactless service that allows users to check out materials from its collection while libraries on the Kent and Regional campuses remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 1:45pm

KENT, Ohio - In honor of the May 4 50th Commemoration, Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has created three virtual exhibitions, as well as additional engaging opportunities for alumni and others to share their May 4 stories. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:15pm

On Ohio Statehood Day, February 26, Kent State University Libraries was awarded a $13,646 grant from the Ohio History Fund to partially cover the digitization costs of their Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection. The grant will provide funding to create free, online access to high-resolution, digitized copies of these sought-after resources. Aside from the United States Library of Congress, Kent State is the holding institution for the largest and most complete set of Ohio Sanborn maps. These large-scale street plans were produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:02pm

Kent State University Libraries congratulates the winners of University Libraries’ survey giveaway!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:52am

University Libraries' makerspaces foster innovation and creativity on campus. Read more at Kent State Today!


Kent State University Libraries’ Annual Report is a comprehensive overview of our department that includes our vision and mission statements and the programs, resources, events and personnel contributions with which they align. The inaugural issue covered the academic year 2018-19.

Essential Library, The Newsletter of Kent State University Libraries, is distributed once each fall and spring semester to all full-time employees at all of Kent State’s campuses. Through the newsletter, faculty and staff are informed of University Libraries’ services, personnel, events and facility updates and are encouraged to take advantage of all that the Libraries offer to support student success and their professional development. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2018.

Page Turners is University Libraries’ biannual magazine that informs and updates the on- and off-campus community of our knowledgeable faculty, competent staff, helpful resources, impressive facilities and interesting events. The inaugural issue was published in spring semester 2012.